Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Making a living playing with dolls!

If you would have asked me a few years back if I could possibly make a living writing books about doll clothes, I would have laughed. Yes; it is true that I was one of those children who created clothing for my one doll out of old socks, old clothes, even fashioning a costume made out of leaves and sticks one time but paying bills while playing with fabric and dolls. No way..... It just goes to show that if you can think to imagine it - you can make it happen. Of course designing clothes for dolls is not the only item I work on at a time but my new book brings the total to seven pattern packs and three books on doll clothes. You can imagine I have quite the collection of clothes at this point and with no grandchildren or small children in my life at this moment I am quite the hit with my friend's children. My last Christmas party involved bringing out a box of dolls and a wide variety of clothes and the three youngsters attending the party were totally involved in dressing and undressing the dolls. What a life!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Halloween Corseted Cupcakes

Have you ever thought about having your cupcakes wear a corset instead of yourself? Frankly I prefer my cupcake to wear a corset as I find them somewhat confining. Good thing Eileen Hull and the folks over at Sizzix came up with this great Scoreboard die so I could cut out my cupcake corsets in no time at all. We are busy these days but our party treats still need to reflect our personal style. I can't wait to get started on the lastest blog hop with Eileen and the whole crew of talented designers signed up for the Fresh Vintage Blog Hop starting very very soon. Stay tuned!!!!!!!!